User-friendly, easy to dip into guide for all Built Environment students Takes the reader from the stage of choosing a topic to writing a well-structured dissertation Best case practice illustrated with numerous examples, case studies and references. Dissertation Research and Writing for...
Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge
An Integrated Approach, 2nd Edition
The role of the project manager continues to evolve, presenting new challenges to established practitioners and those entering the field for the first time. This second edition of Peter Fewings' groundbreaking textbook has been thoroughly revised to recognise the increasing importance of...
Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge
The design process has always been central to construction, but recent years have seen its significance increase, and the ways of approaching it multiply. To an increasing degree, other stakeholders such as contractors have input at the design stage, and the designer’s role ...
Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge
This four-volume set represents the most significant research in the field of construction management, from refereed journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. The first section, context of construction management, sets out the underlying theories and ideas that inform and influence the...
To Be Published January 31st 2014 by Routledge
Assessing Loss and Expense explains to architects and other construction industry professionals in accessible language how to assess the quantum value of loss and expense claims arising from projects. The book allows architects, assessors and others to understand the principles of evaluation...
Published April 4th 2013 by RIBA Publishing
From Theoretical Foundations to Business Applications
A successful construction business is a knowledge business. And knowledge must be managed effectively to be used efficiently, especially in a complex project-oriented business such as construction, where skills acquired and lessons learned on one project need to be applied to the next. A ...
Published March 2nd 2011 by Routledge
A Primer for Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Construction, architecture and engineering projects are complex undertakings, involving a temporary grouping of people and companies, with different agendas and experience, coming together to achieve a project goal. This book investigates the dynamics of the relationships between individuals...
Published April 20th 2010 by Routledge
Commerce is inherently complex and the sums of money involved can be astronomical, so it is no surprise that conflicts and disputes are all too common. There are numerous techniques designed to resolve these problems, and this book summarizes the most important of these, as well as alternative...
Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge
Recent years have seen major changes in the approach to Computer Aided Design (CAD) in the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. CAD is increasingly becoming a standard design tool, facilitating lower development costs and a reduced design cycle. Not only does it allow a...
Published November 20th 2011 by Routledge
Construction projects involve a complex set of relationships, between parties with different professional backgrounds trying to achieve a very complex goal. Under these difficult circumstances, the quality of information on which projects are based should be of the highest possible standard. The...
Published August 25th 2011 by Routledge
Students studying construction management and related subjects need to have a broad understanding of the major aspects of controlling the building processes. Operations Management for Construction is one of three textbooks (Business Organisation, Operations Management and Finance Control) written...
Published February 8th 2009 by Routledge
Series: Spon Research
Novel research in construction management is often distant from existing practice. This collection of reviews serves to bridge this gap under three major themes: innovation, organisation and human behaviour, and methods and tools. It outlines a series of successful collaborative projects between...
Published September 23rd 2009 by Routledge
Praise for Construction Project Management by Peter Fewings: "The complexity of the subject matter has at least been reinforced in an informative document with a large helping of common sense ... written in a comprehensive and well structured manner." Building Engineer Magazine Ethics are not an...
Published September 10th 2008 by Routledge
Planning, scheduling and control
With extensive case studies for illustration, this is a practitioner's guide to an entirely new production system for construction management using flowline scheduling. Covering the entire process of presenting a comprehensive management system – from design, through measurement,...
Published July 21st 2009 by Routledge
Principles, Practices and Case Studies
Series: Spon Research
Improved efficiency and effectiveness in the construction industry provide huge potential savings. Various forms of relational contracting such as partnering, alliancing, public private partnership (PPP), and joint venture are good examples of this. Relational Contracting for Construction...
Published September 21st 2009 by Routledge
Series: Spon Research
Buildings and infrastructure represent principal assets of any national economy as well as prime sources of environmental degradation. Making them more sustainable represents a key challenge for the construction, planning and design industries and governments at all levels; and the rapid...
Published February 8th 2009 by Spon Press
From Emergency to Sustainability
Disasters are not natural. Natural events such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, etc. become disasters because of the fragile relations that exist between the natural, human and built environments. Sadly, major disasters will always occur in towns and cities in the developing world where...
Published August 5th 2009 by Routledge
Attaining Built-in Resilience
As a specialist in disaster preparation, you have huge responsibilities: a failure to prepare for natural and human-induced disasters costs lives and money. When a natural or human-induced disaster hits a built-up area the amount of damage it does will depend largely on the extent to which the...
Published May 1st 2008 by Routledge
Extensions of Time and Prolongation Claims
This book provides guidance on delay analysis, particularly in relation to extension of time submissions. It gives readers the information and practical details to be considered in formulating and resolving extension of time submissions and time-related prolongation claims. Useful guidance and...
Published April 29th 2008 by Routledge
Despite the wide range of technologies involved, the construction industry still relies heavily on one old-fashioned component: the human. The clients, managers, designers, investors, and a whole host of other stakeholders are all involved in a crucial series of relationships that are just as...
Published July 25th 2011 by Routledge
Series: Spon Research
Since the early 1980s, researchers and practitioners in the organisational and management fields have presumed a link between organisational, or corporate, culture and organisational performance. Whilst many believe this exists, other authors have been critical of the validity of such studies. Part...
Published January 24th 2010 by Routledge
Developing countries face the challenge of maintaining economic growth and socio-economic development, at the core of which sits the construction industry. Considerable research on construction in developing countries took place in the 1970's and 1980's, but little since, a gap which this book...
Published June 30th 2011 by Routledge
Economic growth and socio-economic development are particuliarly important for developing countries, and the construction industry plays a central role in driving both of these. Traditionally the issues faced have been assumed to be merely offshoots of those encountered in industrialised...
Published September 19th 2011 by Routledge
Planning is an important management function and its effective execution is crucial to ensure the success of any project. This second edition of Thomas Uher’s and Adam Zantis' textbook maintains its focus on operational rather than strategic aspects of programming and scheduling of projects,...
Published June 22nd 2011 by Routledge
An International Review
The application of construction dispute procedures has changed dramatically in the last decade. This has resulted in an increased use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in many countries, and mediation in particular. Construction is one of the major industries using mediation, in the UK and in many...
Published July 11th 2010 by Routledge
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